U.S. senators demand answers from Army after Reuters report on lead poisoning

Four U.S. senators on Friday urged the Army to detail the steps it is taking to safeguard children from lead poisoning, citing a Reuters investigation into hazards on military bases.

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18.Aug.2018


Vigil held in Colorado town for slain pregnant woman and daughters

Mourners gathered on Friday in a small Colorado town where the remains of a pregnant woman and her two young daughters were reportedly discovered in oil storage tanks the day after police took the father into custody for their murders.

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18.Aug.2018


Marvel Comics mogul Stan Lee wins renewal of protect order

Marvel Comics mogul Stan Lee won renewal of a protective order on Friday against a onetime business manager accused of subjecting the 95-year-old "Spider-Man" co-creator to elder abuse after taking charge of his affairs earlier this year.

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18.Aug.2018


Texas jury finds Toyota negligent in accident, awards $242 million to family

A Texas jury awarded damages of $242 million to a Dallas family after finding that defects in the family's Lexus sedan caused injuries to their two children during a rear-end collision, the law firm representing the plaintiffs said on Friday.

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17.Aug.2018


Gunman who killed five at Florida airport sentenced to life

A U.S. veteran of the war in Iraq who killed five people during a shooting spree in the arrivals area of a Florida airport last year was sentenced on Friday to life in federal prison for what the judge called "85 seconds of evil."

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17.Aug.2018


U.S. judge approves plan to reunite separated immigrant families

A federal judge on Friday approved a plan to reunite hundreds more families who were separated by border officials after they entered the United States from Mexico.

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17.Aug.2018


Ex-lawyer of pharma executive Shkreli gets 18 months prison for fraud scheme

A New York lawyer was sentenced to 18 months prison on Friday for helping Martin Shkreli, currently serving a seven year prison sentence after being convicted of related charges, defraud a drug company that Shkreli had founded.

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17.Aug.2018


U.S. court orders Trump administration to enforce chemical safety rule

A federal appeals court on Friday ordered the Trump administration to immediately implement an Obama-era chemical safety rule introduced in response to a 2013 explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas that killed 15 people.

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17.Aug.2018


Trailer at New Mexico compound had been stolen in Alabama: police

A camping trailer at the New Mexico compound where five people were charged with child abuse earlier this month had been stolen from an Alabama farmer and towed to the ramshackle settlement north of Taos, police said on Friday.

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17.Aug.2018


Psychologist may examine if Reagan shooter deserves complete freedom

A federal judge on Friday authorized a psychologist chosen by the U.S. government to examine John Hinckley, who shot President Ronald Reagan in a 1981 assassination attempt, in order to determine whether he deserves unconditional freedom.

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17.Aug.2018


California judge rejects plea deal in Oakland warehouse fire

Two men accused of involuntary manslaughter in a California warehouse fire that killed 36 people were due back in court on Friday to set a possible trial date after a judge rejected their plea deal.

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17.Aug.2018


How a mother's tough choice gave her son a potential U.S. asylum advantage

For two months in detention after being separated from her 14-year old son by U.S. border officials, Catalina Sales worried about how he was doing and when she would see him again.

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17.Aug.2018


U.S. attorney general issues order to speed up immigrant deportations

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday sought to speed up the deportation of illegal immigrants, telling immigration judges they should only postpone cases in removal proceedings "for good cause shown."

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17.Aug.2018


Top Pennsylvania Catholic leader vows to ensure abuses 'never recur'

Pennsylvania's top Roman Catholic official on Friday vowed to ensure the widespread sexual abuse by hundreds of priests and cover-up revealed in this week's bombshell grand jury report would never happen again.

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17.Aug.2018


Federal probe targets Ohio State over sex abuse allegations

Federal authorities have opened a civil rights investigation into how Ohio State University officials responded to allegations of sexual abuse by a now-deceased doctor who worked for its athletic department, the school said.

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17.Aug.2018


Turkish court rejects U.S. pastor Brunson's appeal for release: Haberturk

A Turkish court has rejected an appeal to release American Christian pastor Andrew Brunson from house arrest, broadcaster Haberturk said on Friday.

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17.Aug.2018


Trump says Turkey has acted badly in Brunson case

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said the United States was not going to take Turkey's detention of U.S. Christian pastor Andrew Brunson "sitting down," a day after his Treasury chief said Washington could hit Ankara with further sanctions.

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17.Aug.2018


3M to pay $9.1 million over defective military ear plugs

The 3M Co. has agreed to pay $9.1 million to settle allegations it knowingly sold defective combat ear plugs to the U.S. military without disclosing defects that limited the effectiveness of the hearing protection devices, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday.

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17.Aug.2018


Vatican voices 'shame and sorrow' over damning sex abuse report

The Vatican expressed "shame and sorrow" on Thursday over revelations that Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania sexually abused about 1,000 people over seven decades, vowing to hold abusers and those who protected them accountable.

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17.Aug.2018


Body found at New Mexico compound identified as missing boy

A child's body found at a New Mexico compound has been identified as Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, a missing 3-year-old boy whose father is one of five adults charged with child abuse at the remote settlement, the Taos County Sheriff said on Thursday.

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17.Aug.2018


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